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Saturday, January 11, 2014

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Checklist NINE MONTHS AND EARLIER  Announce your engagement  Select a wedding date  Determine the style of wedding you want: location, formality, time of day, number of guests  Determine budget and how expenses will be shared  Develop a record-keeping system for payments made  Select and reserve the reception site  Select and order your bridal gown and headpiece  Determine the color scheme  Select and book photographer  Order passport, visa, or birth certificate, if needed, for your marriage license or honeymoon  Select maid of honor, best man, bridesmaids, ushers, flower girl and ring bearer SIX TO NINE MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING  Reserve wedding night accommodations  Choose attendants’ dresses, shoes, etc.  Book a caterer, if needed  Book ceremony musicians  Select and book reception DJ or musicians  Schedule fittings and delivery dates for yourself, attendants, and flower girl  Select and book videographer  Select and book florist FOUR TO SIX MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING  Mail “Save the Date” cards  Reserve rental items needed for ceremony  Finalize guest list  Select and order wedding invitations, announcements, and other stationary, such as thank you notes, wedding programs, and seating charts  Address invitations  Select date, time, and location of rehearsal dinner  If needed, arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests  Begin planning your honeymoon  Register for gifts  Purchase accessories and shoes (Break in your shoes) TWO TO FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING  Select bakery and order wedding cake  Order party favors  Select and order room decorations

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Checklist TWO TO FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING (continued)  Book transportation for wedding day  Check marriage license requirements  Shop for wedding rings  Consider having your teeth cleaned or bleached  Purchase gift for wedding attendants SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE WEDDING  Mail invitations - include accommodation choices  Maintain a record of RSVPs and all gifts received  Determine hairstyle and makeup - Schedule to have your hair, makeup & nails done the day of the wedding  Finalize shopping for wedding day accessories including toasting glasses, ring pillow, guest book, etc.  Check with your local newspaper for wedding announcement requirements  Have your formal bridal portrait taken  Send wedding announcement and photograph to your local newspaper  Check requirements to change your name and address on your driver’s license, social security card, insurance policies, bank accounts, subscriptions, etc.  Select and reserve wedding attire for groom, ushers, ring bearer, and father of the bride  Select a guest book attendant - decide where and when to have guests sign in  Mail invitations to rehearsal dinner  Find “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence (or shiny penny) for your shoe.”  Finalize your menu, beverage, and alcohol order TWO TO SIX WEEKS BEFORE WEDDING  Confirm ceremony details with your officiant and print ceremony programs  Arrange final fitting of bridemaids’ dresses  Have final fitting of your gown and headpiece  Make final floral selections  Finalize rehearsal dinner plans  Make a detailed timeline for your wedding party  Make a detailed timeline for your service providers and confirm all details with them  Start packing for your honeymoon  Contact guests who haven’t responded  Decide if you want to form a receiving line and determine when and where to form the line  Pick up rings and check for fit  Meet with photographer to discuss special photos you want taken  Meet with videographer to discuss special events or people you want filmed  Meet with musicians/DJ and confirm music to be played during special events, such as the first dance  remind bridesmaids and ushers of when and where to pick up their wedding attire

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Checklist THE LAST WEEK (continued)  Confirm all honeymoon reservations and accommodations and finish packing for the honeymoon  Notify the post office to hold mail while you are on your honeymoon THE REHEARSAL DAY  Give best man the officiant’s fee & any other payments to deliver the day of the wedding  Arrange for someone to bring accessories such as ring pillow, guest book and pen, toasting glasses, cake cutting knife, and napkins to the ceremony and reception  arrange for someone to return rental items such as tuxedos and cake pillars after the wedding  Provide each member of your wedding party with a detailed schedule of events/timelines for the wedding day  Review ceremony seating with ushers THE WEDDING DAY  Review list of things to bring to the ceremony  Give the groom’s ring to the maid of honor and give the bride’s ring to the best man  Enjoy your wedding day!

CAMDEN FALLS 2014 Wedding Showcase Sunday, January 12, 2014 12pm-3pm

Camden Falls is featuring everything you need to create your perfect wedding and reception. $850 Value to Top 3 Prize Winners Bride must be present to win.

Forty plus vendors! Florists, Bakeries, Beauticians, Bridal Shops, Jewelers, DJs, Graphic Designers, Photography, and so much more! Admission Fee $3 Door Prizes Every Half Hour

C a m den Fa lls Reception a nd C onference C enter 2460 S. SR 231 • Tiffin • 41 9-448-7699 w w w .tiffinca m denfa w w w .fa / C a m denFa lls

Remember at Camden Falls, “It’s Your Day!”

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Wedding Budget CEREMONY (Approximately 5% of Budget) Officiants fee and gratuity Ceremony site fee Ring bearer pillow Flower girl basket Unity candles, etc. SUBTOTAL WEDDING ATTIRE (Approximately 10% of budget) Bridal gown Alterations Headpiece/Veil Jewelry Garter/Stockings Shoes Hairstylist Makeup Pedicure/Manicure Groom’s formal wear SUBTOTAL PHOTOGRAPHY (Approximately 9% of budget) Bride and groom’s album Engagement photographs Formal bridal portrait Parent’s album Digital files Extra prints VIDEOGRAPHY (Approximately 5% of budget) SUBTOTAL BAKERY (Approximately 2% of budget) Wedding cake Groom’s cake Cake setup/delivery fee Cake cutting fee Cake topper Toasting glasses Cake knife



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STATIONARY (Approximately 4% of budget) Save the date cards Invitations Response cards Reception cards Seating/placecards Ceremony programs Announcements Thank you notes Stamps Napkins SUBTOTAL



RECEPTION (Approximately 35% of budget) Reception site fee Hors d’Oeuvres Main meal/caterer Liquor/Beverages Bartending/bar setup fee Gratuity Service providers meals Guest book and pen Party favors SUBTOTAL

Large selection of colors and themes to choose. If you don’t find what you’re looking for - just ask!

Custom Wedding Favors & Invitations

2445 W. Market St. • Wolf Creek Plaza • Tiffin 419-443-0882

Getting Married? Have your rehearsal dinner or wedding shower in our banquet room. Lunch or Dinner Buffet Available Catering Services Also Available.

NORTH 91 N. Washington St.


Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11am-6pm; Sat. 10am-4pm; Closed Sun. & Mon.

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To better serve your needs, call for an appointment.

TUXEDO JUNCTION “Only One Place” 162 S. Washington St. • Tiffin, Ohio 44883 • 419-448-8880

Bridal Bouquets

bride bouquets • bridesmaid bouquets • ceremony florals reception centerpieces

Your wedding arrangements are in expert hands with us.

Flowerland SR 18, Fostoria • 419-435-6111

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Wedding Budget MUSIC (Approximately 5% of budget) Ceremony Reception SUBTOTAL



DECORATIONS (Approximately 3% of budget) Reception site decorations Table Centerpieces SUBTOTAL LIMOUSINE SERVICE (Approximately 2% of budget) Fee Gratuity SUBTOTAL

Tiffin Altrusa’s

“More Than Just a Bridal Fair”

Sunday, January 19 Meadowbrook Ballroom in Bascom noon to 3:00 pm Tickets $4.00 at the door

• Bridal Alterations • Screen Printing

50 Vendors • Hourly Door Prizes Lunch Available Grand Prize: Bridal Package valued at $1000! & Our New Guest Prize Package at $1000! For questions call our 2014 “More Than Just a Bridal Fair” co-chairs, Joyce Lather at 419-618-2144; Gloria Fraley at 419-448-0248 and Karen Knaur at 419-937-3928 or MaryLou Harrison at work, 419-397-2591 or email us at tiffinaltrusabridal@ Proceeds benefit Tiffin Altrusa’s service projects in Seneca County

• Embroidery

6878 SR 100 (formerly Aqua Tech) 419-397-2671

Store Hours: M-F 10am-3pm or by appointment

Catering To Perfection An Experience you will remember for a lifetime • Served Meals • Rehearsal Dinners • Buffet Dinners • Bridal & Baby Showers • BBQ and Picnics • Class Reunions • Small or Large Weddings • Graduation Parties • Healthy boxed lunch for any size group We are an on and off site service Call us for more information 419-448-2285 or by email at

Convenient parking Catering supplies & equipment

Spacious accommodations Outside catering welcome

Helpful, Personal Services to Make Your Event Memorable 382 South Huron Street, Tiffin Please contact Brenda at 419-447-5792 for further information

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FLOWERS (Approximately 6% of budget) CEREMONY Bride bouquet Tossing bouquet Maid of honor bouquet Bridesmaids and flower girl bouquet Floral headpieces for bridesmaids Floral headpiece for flower girl Family members/Ceremony participants Groom boutonnieres Usher boutonnieres Father boutonnieres Main Altar Aisle Pews Candelabra RECEPTION Head table Guest tables Buffet tables Coffee/punch table Cake Cake table Cake knife Delivery and set up fee SUBTOTAL




We create stunning arrangements from the freshest, most beautiful flowers nature has to offer. Styles and colors designed to complement your unique wedding

Tiffin Ohio’s Premiere Party Bus Service

Weddings Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties Call 567-938-9524 for details!

Over 113 years

• Bouquets • Centerpieces • Corsages • Boutonnieres Call us today to set up a consultation.

Since 1900

of bringing you Style, Comfort and Real Value

Flower Shop & Greenhouse 907 E. CR 50 Tiffin, OH


12 Months Free Financing Free Local Delivery

Corner of US 224 & SR 100 South of Tiffin • 419-447-1828 Mon. & Sat. 10-5 p.m.

Tues.-Fri. 10-8 p.m.

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Wedding Budget RENTAL ITEMS (Approximately 3% of budget) Ceremony accessories Tent Dance floor Tables Chairs Linens Tableware Chair covers Miscellaneous SUBTOTAL GIFTS (Approximately 3% of budget) Bride’s gift Groom’s gift Bridesmaids’ gifts Ushers’ gifts SUBTOTAL PARTIES (Approximately 4% of budget) Engagement party Bridal shower Bachelor party Bachelorette party Rehearsal dinner Day after brunch SUBTOTAL MISCELLANEOUS (Approximately 4% of budget) Marriage license Bridal gown preservation Bridal bouquet preservation Wedding planner SUBTOTAL GRAND TOTAL



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Caterer/Reception Site Caterer/Reception Site Address Contact Person Phone Fax Email


Keep your wedding gown looking its best for years to come!


See our Display Sun., Jan. 12th 12-3pm at at the Wedding Camden Falls Reception & Conference Center Showcase! Check us out at & to see what other brides are saying about our services!

95 Hudson St., Tiffin

419-448-1818 1-800-334-4975

Call Dennis Rosier 419-448-0390

• Cooler Trailer • Frozen Drink/Daiquiri Machine • Ice Cream Machine & More • Beer, Wine & Champagne Available • All Delivered to your Reception Site

The Masters’ Building Upper Sandusky, Ohio • Wedding Receptions • Bridal Showers • Special Occasions Building seats 440 comfortably with dance floor.

For more information contact us at:


Prom & Tux Special Moments Bridal, 213 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus

BRIDAL SPECIAL FREE headpiece or veil (in-stock) with the purchase of a bridal gown – Good through 6-30-14 – $

Tuxedo Special 40 off suggested retail price Tux rentals $69.95 Rent 5 – 6th is


Guaranteed Best Prices! Now open 7 days a week. — 419.562.5551  Visit us on

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Events BRIDAL SHOWER DATE Time Location Contact Person Phone


BACHELOR PARTY DATE Time Location Contact Person Phone


BACHELORETTE PARTY DATE Time Location Contact Person Phone


CEREMONY REHEARSAL DATE Time Location Contact Person Phone


REHEARSAL DINNER DATE Time Location Contact Person Phone


CEREMONY DATE Time Location Contact Person Phone


RECEPTION DATE Time Location Contact Person Phone


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Cake Bakery Address Contact Person Phone Fax Email


Beautiful Blooms for your special day

Tom Rodgers’ Flowers “When you want the best”

• Now offering Wedding, Reception & Special Events Rental Items • Bridal bouquets, centerpieces, ceremony decorations & more • Personal consultants to work within your budget

Call today to schedule a complimentary consultation


245 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH

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Flowers Florist Address Contact Person Phone Fax Email WEDDING PARTY Bride’s Bouquet Bridesmaids’ bouquet (# needed) Corsages Family Members Mother of the Bride Mother of the Groom Boutonnieres Groom Ushers Family Members Flowers for hair Maid of Honor/Bridesmaids Flower Girl Flower girl basket/petals CEREMONY Altar or archway Pews or chairs RECEPTION Centerpieces (# of tables) Buffet tables Cake Notes:

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Music Church Address Contact Person Phone Fax Email Reception Address Contact Person Phone Fax Email

Planning an Anniversary, Wedding or other Special Event? Everyone knows the best place to go is

Our Beautiful Banquet Room Will Seat Up to 75 People - There is no room charge - One level - Buffets starting at $10.95 - Ample parking



Bridal/Prom Expo

Sunday, March 2 • 1:00-3:00 P.M. $2.00 Entrance Fee • Brides-to-be FREE Grand Prize: Free Saturday Rental Hourly Door Prizes Local Vendors on Display: DJs, Caterers, Photographers & Many More Proceeds to support Sycamore Volunteer Fire & Rescue Taking Vendor Registration now through Feb. 3rd

Sycamore Community Center

Hu rry ! Da tes are filli ng fas t!

3498 St. Hwy. 103, Sycamore 419-927-2687

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Dress Bridal Shop Address Contact Person Phone Fax Email Maid of Honor/Bridesmaids


ing by Rock Ru r e t Ca Personalized catering for n wedding receptions, business luncheons and special events.

Gift Registry

• Weddings • Anniversaries • Birthdays • Holiday Wish Lists and more

Homemade Candies for your special day Wedding and party equipment rentals Heart arches, gazebo card holders, candelabras, beverage fountains, daiquiri machine, chafers, roasters, food serving & prep equipment, tables & chairs Portable Cooler Trailer. ut Ask Abokes Our Ca ons & Ballo

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Our store’s gift registry service provides on-line access to gift lists, on-line purchasing, trained staff to serve you and toll-free and on-line support!

Contact us today! 33 N. Washington St. Tiffin, Ohio 419-447-1051

Rock Run Bulk Foods & Services, Inc. 2685 W. US 224 (Corner of SR 18 & US

224) Tiffin,


Call Us! 419-448-7070 or Toll Free 800-587-1859

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Tuxedo Tuxedo Shop Address Contact Person Phone Fax Email Best Man/Ushers


Let Us Cater To YOU!!

Catering For All Occasions! W e C a t e r 10 - 10 0 0 P e o p l e ! ! Many catering packages available.

100 W. Fremont St. Arcadia • 419-894-6466

Weddings Birthdays • Meetings Corporate Events Rehearsal Dinners Plus Much More

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for 4 hou rs (other tim es available)

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Photography Photographer Address Contact Person Phone Fax Email bride & Groom’s Album Engagement Photographs Formal bridal portrait Parents’ Album Proof/Preview Digital Files Extra Prints Notes:

Videographer Address Contact Person Phone Fax Email Notes:

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Limousine/Transportation Transportation Company Address Contact Person Phone Fax Email Ceremony Address

Reception Address

“Where Quality is Always in Style” Bridal & Tuxedo Lace & Elegance presents the top designer names in bridal gowns, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, shoes, veils, headpieces, unique fashion jewelry, and tuxedos. We have this area’s largest selection of bridal and social occasion merchandise. Our experienced sales associates offer a shopping experience unmatched in northwest Ohio.

Lace & Elegance is a special place that meets your every need and exceeds every expectation.

2044 S. SR 53 • Tiffin, OH 44883 419-447-2111

Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs. 11:00-8:00 Tues. 11:00-5:00 Fri. 10:00-5:00 Sat. 10:00-4:00 Please call in advance to schedule an appointment to view our bridal collection.

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Wedding invitations tip sheet

Wedding invitations often provide guests with a first glimpse of a wedding’s style. Invitations also may serve as the means by which distant friends and relatives find out about a couple’s pending nuptials if a formal announcement was not made. Amid the flourishes of calligraphy and impressive paper stock is information that speaks to

the importance of the day when two people will be joining their lives together. Guests will learn not only the time and the place of the wedding from the invitation, but also the formality of the event and the scope of the party that will follow. Couples should keep certain things in mind as they begin to design their wedding invitations. * Have a good idea of your potential guest list. Before shopping for wedding invitations, it is key to have a strong idea of just how big the wedding will be and how many guests will be invited. This way you will know how many invitations you will need. Invitations vary in price, so cost may be a consideration if your guest list is extensive. * Decide on the formality of the wedding. Will you be hosting a black tie affair, or will it be a casual gathering at the shore?

Guests infer many things about the wedding from the invitations, which should match the formality of the event in style and the sentiments expressed. An ornate invitation written with classic wording suggests a more formal affair, while a whimsical invitation with less formal wording could indicate a more laid-back event. * Dare to be different by playing with invitation sizes and shapes. Rectangular cards are standard for wedding invitations, but you can explore your creativity by choosing more modern, artsy invitations. Circular invites or scalloped edges can add some whimsy to the wedding mood. Invitations that fold out or are embellished with ribbon or other decorations can be appealing. Just keep in mind that cards that are not the standard shape and size could be more costly to

N o w ta kin g res erva tio n s The Advertiser-Tribune publishes engagem entand w edding announcem ents every Sunday.To appear in a particular Sunday edition,inform ation m ustbe turned in by noon the M onda y befor e pu blica tion. Form s are available atthe office or you can subm ityour inform ation on our w ebsite in our virtualnew sroom . Photos can be broughtin or e-m ailed in jpeg form at. Allsubm issions subjectto available space.

Contact Nikki Luman


C ATERING AND P ARTY R OOM 120 S. Washington St. (Laird Arcade) 419-447-5891 or 419-937-3634

First 3-Hour Room Charge FREE

Sm a ll Receptions, Rehea rsa l D inners, P riva te P izza P a rties, G ra du a tion P a rties for u p to 75 people 419-448-3216


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Including Italian and American menus

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320 Nelson St., Tiffin 419-448-3200

Big Screen TV s Beer & W ine Ava ila ble

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send. Always have the entire wedding invitation weighed and priced at the post office so you will know what the postage will cost. * Choose a legible font and text color. Your invitation may look beautiful, but it may prove ineffective if it is difficult to read. Do not risk guests misinterpreting the date or the location because they cannot read the writing on the invitation. Steer clear of pastel or yellow text colors, and remember to have a high contrast between the color of the invitation and the text you are using for easy reading. * Keep the invitation simple. It may be tempting to load the invitation with lots of information, but all you really need are the key pieces of information, such as the “who,” “what,” “where,” and “when.” Crowding the card will take away from its aesthetic appeal.

Most stationers will suggest a separate, smaller insert in the wedding invitation for the reception information and response card. Never put information such as where you are registered or “no kids allowed.” This is material better reserved for word of mouth or on a wedding Web site. * Do some math. It is important to know your dates so you can receive the invitations on time, mail them out, and give guests enough time to respond. A good rule of thumb is to mail out the invitations at least two months before the wedding. Have an RSVP date of no more than three to four weeks before the wedding, giving ample time to the caterers and accommodating anyone who procrastinates in sending in a response. You will need the final headcount in order to confirm seating arrangements and plan for centerpieces and favors.

R em em b eru s fo ry o u rev en t! Our unique facility offers... Multiple Bars • Lounge • Large Stage & Sound System • Bowling Alley Upstairs Hot & Cold Hor D’Oeuvres or Buffet Dinners for up to 300 Guests 132 East Crawford St. Findlay 419-424-5750 •

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* Handwrite the envelopes. Your invitation will look more impressive if you address them by hand, rather than printing them off of a computer. If your handwriting is not very neat, consider hiring a professional calligrapher to write out your envelopes. * Make it easy for guests to respond. Be sure to place a stamp on the response card envelope and have that envelope already addressed with your home address so that guests will have no excuses not to mail a response back promptly. * Always order extra. Mistakes happen, and you may need to send out a few extra invitations that you hadn’t originally counted. Always order extra invitations just to be on the safe side. And don’t forget you will probably want to keep one as a keepsake for yourself.


Trust us for all of your wedding day transportation needs. Our limousine service offers elegance, reliability and convenience that simply can’t be matched. In addition to our immaculate fleet of well-appointed limousines, our personalized attention to detail and courteous, professional drivers set us apart from the competition. Call today!

419-447-LIMO (5466)

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Have your party, wedding, or reception at Mohawk Golf & Country Club. 419-447-0482 • 4399 S. State Route 231, Tiffin •

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Choosing the right wedding reception favors

Planning a perfect wedding is no small undertaking. From scheduling venues and hiring vendors to tasting menus, lots of decisions must be made when planning a wedding. But when the pieces fall into place, the entire day can be magical. One of the final components of weddings are the favors guests will take home with them as mementos of the festivities. Though favors don’t require immediate attention, that does not mean couples should wait until the last minute to made decisions regarding their wedding favors. Brides- and grooms-to-be should not underestimate the importance of handing out wedding favors, a tradition with a rich history. A wedding favor is considered a symbol of good will to guests, and there are many different wedding favors on the market. Finding the right one can take a little work. It is usually a good idea to find something that suits the theme of the wedding and is both longlasting and practical. Try to avoid anything that is too kitschy. A couple’s budget should be considered when choosing wedding favors. A couple may want to give their guests lavish gifts but should only do so if their budget allows. It may be challenging for couples to

find favors that fit the theme of their wedding, as well as their own personalities and budgets. But it can be done. The following are some favor-finding guidelines.

Be creative Wedding favors can be just about anything, so there’s no need to stick to Jordan almonds or wine bottle stoppers. The more creative couples are, the more receptive their guests will likely be. For example, for an autumn-theme wedding, fill mason jars with the ingredients for a spiced cake and give the recipe directions on a tag. For a summer wedding, gift guests with a sun and surf survival bag, full of sunblock, a beach towel and sunglasses.

Complete the theme Some weddings follow a particular theme from start to finish, and wedding favors should stick with that theme. Couples who will showcase their love of travel on their wedding days may want to give guests keychains or purse holders that feature popular landmarks around the world. Those who are admitted beach bums may want to present a small fishbowl with sand and a goldfish inside, reminiscent of days at the seashore.

Go traditional Couples who opt for universally appealing favors can lean toward some popular options, such as silver cake servers, candlestick holders, decorative photo frames, or engraved keepsake boxes. Aim for favors that have utility. Otherwise, favors may end up collecting dust on someone’s shelf.

Food and beverage gifts are fun Food favors mean guests can enjoy their gifts and not have to worry about finding space inside their homes to display trinkets. Food favors can be lavishly decorated cookies, fine chocolates, petit fours, small bottles of champagne or cupcakes decorated like the wedding cake. Favors are often integral to wedding celebrations. Selecting a favor that will be appreciated and fit with the wedding is often a fun and stress-free part of planning a wedding.

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BBG Bridal a Division of Personal D’Signs

Creating Lasting Memories • Wedding Gowns • Bridesmaid Dresses • Flower Girl Dresses • Mother of the Wedding Dresses • Bridal Accessories

105 S. Front St. • Fremont, Ohio • 419-332-6101

The Perfect Wedding Imagine your wedding reception in the romantic ambiance of our spacious grand atrium with glass elevators and an open staircase. Our professional & experienced banquet staff looks forward to providing everything in detail from hot and cold hors d’oeuvres to a delicious and spectacular 5 course dinner for up to 250 guests. For out of town guests we have special wedding group rates for your guests making us the perfect spot for informal wedding gatherings over your wedding weekend.

200 East Main Cross • Findlay, OH 45840 • 800-825-1455 • 419-422-5682 •

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Wedding Services Bakeries/Cakes Megan Lonsway 419-618-6367

Banquet Facility Alexandria’s 132 E. Crawford St., Findlay 419-424-5750 TJ Willie’s 738 W. Market St., Tiffin 419-447-2400

Bridal Alterations Thread Designs By Amanda Mack 6878 S. SR 100, Tiffin 419-397-2671 ThreadDesignsByAmandaMack

Catering ARAMARK - Heidelberg Catering 310 E. Market St., Tiffin 419-448-2285 Kathy’s Korner Restaurant 100 W. Fremont st., Arcadia 419-894-6466 Reino’s Catering Service 120 S. Washington St., Tiffin 419-447-5891 or 419-937-3634 Rock Run Bulk Foods & Services Inc 2685 W. U.S. Rte 224, Tiffin 419-448-7070

Florist Flowerland St. Rt. 18, Fostoria 419-435-6111 Tom Rodgers’ Flowers 245 S. Washington St., Tiffin 419-447-1125 Wagner Floral Co., LLC Flower Shop & greenhouse 907 E. CR 50, Tiffin 419-447-0616

Gift Registry Ewald’s Furniture 2941 S. SR 100, Tiffin 419-447-1828 Ralph’s Joy of Living 33 N. Washington St., Tiffin 419-447-1051

Gowns BBG Bridal 105 S. Front St., Fremont 419-332-6101 Bridal & Formal Wear by B, LLC 564 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Mansfield 419-529-2809 Lace & Elegance 2044 S. SR 53, Tiffin 419-447-2111 Special Moments Bridal 213 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus 419-562-5551

Reception hall Camden Falls Reception & Conference Center 2460 S. SR 231, Tiffin 419-448-7699 Findlay Inn & Conference Center 200 East Main Cross, Findlay 419-422-5682 The Masters’ Building 10171 SH 53N, Upper Sandusky 419-294-4320 Mohawk Golf & Country Club 4399 S. SR 231, Tiffin 419-447-0482 New Riegel American Legion 20 East South St., New Riegel 419-595-2524 Somerset Reception Center 382 South Huron st., Tiffin 419-447-5792 Sycamore Community Center 3498 SH 103, Sycamore 419-927-2687

Rehearsal Dinner Fort Ball Pizza Palace 91 N. Washington St., Tiffin 419-448-9685 Reino’s Party Room 120 S. Washington St., Tiffin 419-447-5891 or 419-937-3634


Daniel’s Advertising Specialties 6016 W. Tiffin St., Bascom 419-937-2838

Rock Run Bulk Foods & Services Inc 2685 W. U.S. Rte 224, Tiffin 419-448-7070 Rosier’s Best Mart 1428 S. SR 53, Tiffin 419-448-0390



Invitations & Favors

Advanced Limo 2564 W. Co. Rd. 52, Tiffin 419-447-5466 4 guys Enterprise Premiere Party Bus Service 5922 S. SR 67, Tiffin 567-938-9524

Photography Sarah J. Photography P.O. Box 306, Fremont 419-699-1639

Scrap Happy 2445 W. Market St., Tiffin 419-443-0882

Tuxedo Rental Tuxedo Junction 162 S. Washington St., Tiffin 419-448-8880

Wedding Dress Cleaning Kimmel Cleaners 92 hudson St., Tiffin 419-448-1818

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